Welcome to Day Eight!
A day without photos for me. I did take some (including one I just took tonight of Simon in his Santa hat that I’ll likely use tomorrow), but decided to use my journaling from this post. Behind the journaling I added one of the words from my Painted Christmas Words package. That story, along with a note Simon wrote me, is my Day Eight.
Here’s a look at that first page:
In Photoshop I opened the Remember Template from the 6×8 December Daily Layered Template package, made the background white, drew a new text box with the Type tool and then copied and pasted my journaling from my Loving post. I made the “Loving” at the beginning of each sentence bold and red. I also changed the color of the frame to a light brown.
Next I opened the Joy.png file from my Painted Christmas Words package and enlarged it by dragging it from the corner (I work in Photoshop CS4 so I need to hold down the shift key while doing this to maintain the correct proportions). Edit/Fill to recolor and then I adjusted the opacity to about 20% by moving the slider at the top of the layers palette. I moved it down in the layer palette to just above the background.
Printed the whole thing on cardstock. I’m using the same Cream Puff cardstock from Bazzill throughout my album.
Along the edge I trimmed a tag from this set and added a little metal key. Here’s a close-up look at that part of the page:
I used adhesive and just a bit of stitching along the bottom of the tag.
And page two:
Lately Simon’s been reaching for my 12×12 white cardstock when he wants to write me a note (which usually takes up just a bit of the page). That was the case with this note. Since I couldn’t fit it onto the page as he had written it (straight across the top of the 12×12) I decided to cut out each word and paste it back together.
After adhering I ran it through the sewing machine to create the lines.
I definitely could have left out the “th” that he crossed out, but I liked it.
Finished off the page with a strip of pattern paper, a couple little gold gems (I think these came from Micheal’s – they were in a little strip and I trimmed off individual ones), and a 7gypsies label sticker with Simon’s name and age.
SUPPLIES : Ali Edwards Painted Christmas Words; Small Gold Jems; Bronze Key (unknown source); Making Memories Clasp; The Girls Paperie Pattern Paper; Cavallini Christmas Cheer Gift Tags; Hamby Red Vintage Plaid; Ali Edwards Christmas Boxes; American Crafts Playroom Thickers (in green here); Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint Dash of Red: Two Peas | Scrapbook.com; Ali Edwards 2010 6×8 December Daily overlays; Ali Edwards 6×8 December Daily Layered Templates
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